Daytona Int. Speedway to Build New Dirt Track

“The World Center of Racing” and home of well-known racing events with stock cars, sports car, motorcycles and karts will soon begin construction of a quarter-mile dirt track, a part of a project initiated by the City of Daytona Beach’s redevelopment plans for Municipal Stadium.

“Over the years, Municipal Stadium has been a great venue for us and the City of Daytona Beach has been a great partner,” Track President Robin Braig said.

“With their redevelopment plans for Municipal Stadium, which included replacing the dirt that we used for the Flat Track with sports turf, this was a logical step.

The project includes replacing the dirt used for the Flat Track racing events with sports turf. The new dirt track at the Daytona International Speedway will be located outside Turns 1 and 2 in the West Lot and will have 5,000 temporary seats.

“We’re excited about the addition of this new venue to our historic racing facility. The new dirt track is going to take the excitement of our popular Flat Track motorcycle races to new levels and give us additional opportunities to host other events during the year,” continued Braig.

The construction on the quarter-mile dirt track, which will be made up of lime rock, will start in the early fall and be completed in time for next year’s March 3-4 AMA Pro Racing Flat Track motorcycle events, which are a part of 2010 Daytona 200 Week By Honda.

“Moving to ‘The World Center of Racing’ for our Grand National Flat Track races during Bike Week is fantastic news,” said Mike Kidd, Director of Flat Track for AMA Pro Racing. “This will allow us to kick off the 2010 short track racing season in grand style.”
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